P.O. Box 200842
Austin, Texas 78720
(512) 619-8639
Fax (512) 372-1645

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Practice Areas

Our office enjoys handling a wide variety of legal matters including:

  • Commercial / Business litigation (including breach of contract).
  • Mediation services.
  • Complex multi-party litigation.
  • Business and Real Estate Disputes.
  • Construction litigation.
  • Landlord / Tenant disputes.
  • Business torts including fraud and misrepresentation.
  • Personal Injury Litigation.
  • Appellate brief writing and appellate argument.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Medical Malpractice (prosecution and defense).
  • Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act claims.
  • Negligence.
  • Breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Administrative Law (including representing health care professionals before boards and the State Office of Administrative Hearings “SOAH”).
  • Criminal law defense (federal court).
  • Ad valorem (property) tax disputes.
  • Insurance / Disability disputes and litigation.
  • Real estate title examination and related issues.
  • Real estate contracts and leases.
  • Foreclosures.
  • Will preparation.
  • Creditor's rights.

Ineffective assistance of counsel

Our office is retained or sometimes appointed by the federal court to represent criminal defendants. Some accused defendants, while they may even be legal residents, are not natural born U.S. citizens and thus the outcome of the federal criminal charges could lead to deportation. In the March 31, 2010 decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in Padilla v. Kentucky, http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-651.pdf the Court essentially held that when defense counsel fails to notify a criminal defendant that a plea or conviction in a case could lead to deportation, then such defendant has a valid ineffective assistance of counsel claim as it would violate the defendant’s constitutional right to a fair trial.

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